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‘This collection of essays by a number of scholars from India and Europe addresses economic, political and social issues of great contemporary significance. The most attractive feature of the volume is the comparative and inter-disciplinary approach which gives it its distinctive orientation. Munshi and Abraham have held diverse but important themes together in an exemplary manner’

- Andre Beteille, Chairman, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata

‘This is an outstanding book on an issue easier talked about than acted upon. The editors have brought together in this rich volume a wide variety of essays which focus on India and Europe and clarify that it is necessary to contextualise good governance. The comparative perspective has the additional advantage of extending the analysis beyond the realm of the ...

Good Governance, Market-Friendly Globalisation and the Changing Space of State Intervention: The Case of India
Good governance, market-friendly globalisation and the changing space of state intervention: The case of India

There is a Swedish proverb that says, when a blind man carries a lame man both go forward. The proverb is remarkably appropriate in the context of the debate about markets and the state. There are two things worthy of note here. The first is that despite the imperfections of both, the combination serves a purpose. The second observation is that the combination must be quite specific, in the sense that a lame man carrying a blind man would be terribly inadequate in attaining the aim of moving forward.

The debate about the role of the government ...

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